“Im-pede-ing on Survival”

Films: Centipede (2004)

Alias: None

Type: Mutant

Location: Cave

Height/Weight: Twice that of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: What has about 100 legs, venomous fangs, and the body like a snake? A pure arachnid nightmare, is what. But centipedes don't usually grow any bigger than your middle finger. Imagine if they were any larger...

History: Deep within the Indian caves of Shankali, there are stories of demons lurking in the shadows. In truth, the place is just filled to the brim with gigantic centipedes with an appetite for human flesh that have been mutated by callous dumping of toxic waste. And for a group of thrill-seeking cavers, this is about as far from good news as one can get, especially when the ravenous arthropods cause a cave-in...

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: One giant centipede is stabbed to death while the other is seemingly killed when it's caught in an explosion...but then it needs to get an electric appliance to the mouth and stand directly over a bunch of explosives to die.

Powers/Abilities: Aside from a venomous bite, these centipedes can fire blinding venom at prey, and are quite tricky to kill.

Weakness: Heavy artillery, as well as the soft underbelly.

Scariness Factor: 4-The centipedes here are a bit on the wobbly side, but that hardly detracts from how gnarly they are. Armored to a T, bigger than a man, and utterly persistent, these creatures will make you an arachnophobe for reasons not involving spiders this time.

Trivia: -Centipedes and millipedes are, obviously, closely related. The largest of them all was Arthropleura armata, a millipede that grew up to 2.5 meters long, and was also the largest arthropod, period. The largest centipede on the other hand is the 10-inch Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede.

-In the southeast Vietnam sea, people often talk of the Con Rit, a centipede-like sea monster that had legs like paddles and was capable of bringing down ships. Though some believe it was actually a prehistoric whale or a sea serpent. After all, arthropods simply cannot get that big with the current state of oxygen.

Image Gallery

That little centipede is just trying so hard.

"Time to play fetch!"

His skull collection is not to be ruined!

"Time to swing this like Donkey Kong!"

"You know, I feel even less safe."
From the cave of gold, he comes to greet you!

Plain rude, but what else can you do?
Quality hanging around time.

"I can't be seen by the others with this injury! YOU MONSTERS!"